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Best Milkshakes in Santa Monica

mcclusk187 Mar 22, 2009 04:51 PM

I have lived in Santa Monica for some time now and have not found a good milkshake yet, though to be honest I have only been to a couple of places. What is everyone's favorite milkshake in Santa Monica/Venice? I would love to "follow up" on your research help!

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  1. Dommy RE: mcclusk187 Mar 22, 2009 04:57 PM

    I like the ones from the counter! :) They have special ones and their apple pie on the regular menu is also a reason to go there! :DD


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      Tari RE: Dommy Mar 25, 2009 05:53 PM

      I just looked at the menu from The Counter and I saw that they make a peanut butter shake! Have you tried it? I have been looking for a good peanut butter shake.

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      jaykayen RE: mcclusk187 Mar 22, 2009 05:49 PM

      The Counter.

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        woofer RE: mcclusk187 Mar 22, 2009 09:44 PM

        the counter chocolate malt. the best.

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          Bite Me RE: mcclusk187 Mar 22, 2009 11:57 PM

          The Counter! I had a choc milkshake today. Tastes like homemade whipped cream on top, too. I make a very good one, too, and you're welcome to try mine!! My husband said that mine and the one at the Counter were very close....

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            westsidegal RE: Bite Me Mar 23, 2009 07:31 PM

            fwiw, today they were serving a caramel/coffee malt that looked fantastic.
            (too bad my daughter will only order vanilla--always top quality).

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              Bite Me RE: westsidegal Mar 23, 2009 07:57 PM

              caramel / coffee sounds fantastic!!! I am like your daughter - a traditionalist!

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            ozhead RE: mcclusk187 Mar 23, 2009 08:46 AM

            A caramel malt (malt, not shake -- though shake is good too) made with chocolate ice cream, from the DQ on Pico at about 16th -- where Sta. Monica College is.

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              nosh RE: ozhead Mar 23, 2009 02:10 PM

              If you are talking about the drive-in on the south side of the street, that is a Foster Freeze, not a DQ. For soft-serve, they do make pretty good malts.

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                ozhead RE: nosh Mar 24, 2009 09:07 AM

                I did, of course, mean Foster Freeze.

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              sumo3175 RE: mcclusk187 Mar 23, 2009 02:17 PM

              Cafe 50's but its more towards the 405 freeway on Santa Monica.

              1. Foodandwine RE: mcclusk187 Mar 24, 2009 04:06 PM

                I actually like the neopolitan shake( secret menu ) well not so secret from In and Out Burgers..

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                  yumyumintumtum RE: mcclusk187 Mar 24, 2009 10:21 PM

                  Have to say that I love Counter as well. Good old chocolate and apple pie are my favorite. I really want to try the current shake of teh month tho...anybody tried it yet?

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                    PimpinDG RE: mcclusk187 Apr 21, 2009 01:16 AM

                    Black and White shake at Swingers. It tickles my mouth unlike any other food or beverage.

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                      pammi RE: mcclusk187 Apr 22, 2009 02:15 PM

                      Can someone tell me where The Counter is? I am coming to LA tomorrow from New York and all your posts are making me hungry! Thank you..Pammi

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                        Mel Gee RE: pammi Apr 22, 2009 02:35 PM


                        2901 Ocean Park Blvd Ste 102, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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                        alliebear RE: mcclusk187 Apr 23, 2009 01:17 AM

                        I only had a sip, but I keep meaning to go back to Swingers for one of their milkshakes. That one sip was memorable. It was the peanut butter and banana shake. Yummm.

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